World Bulletin / News Desk
German Interior Minister Hans-Peter Friedrich has reiterated his stance against dual citizenship which is widely granted to immigrants in other European countries.
The German minister told the "Muenchner Merkur" newspaper he was vehemently against dual citizenship as it would result in Germany having a permanent Turkish minority and change the identity of German society in the long-term.
The SPD has said it will not enter a 'grand coalition' with the conservatives unless they agree to expand dual citizenship.
Germany’s interior minister Hans-Peter Friedrich is a member of the Bavarian Christian Social Union (CSU), the sister party of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats (CDU).
The CSU is known for its strict policies and measures against immigrants.
A person who was born in Germany but carries the citizenship of a country outside the EU must decide to have German citizenship instead of the previous country at the age of 23.Last Mod: 08 Kasım 2013, 09:36